Subject: Re: find/du hangs on shark
To: None <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: port-arm
Date: 04/26/2004 14:11:15
On Monday 26 April 2004 2:32 am, Hal Murray wrote:
> I've got a shark with a laptop disk installed.  It's running NetBSD
> 1.6
> A while ago, it started hanging at 3AM.  I assumed that's the cron
> jobs.

NetBSD-1.6 on the Shark is known to hang occasionally during heavy disk 
i/o activity. I don't think the exact reason was ever discovered, 
although there seemed (at the time) to be some dependency on the brand 
of HDD installed...

The NetBSD-2.0 branch is much more reliable on arm32 in general. My 
diskful Shark rarely crashes now, despite regular disk-related hangs 
with 1.6.x, as you reported. (I believe its occasional crashes of late 
are due to the same frame.h problem reported here earlier today, but it 
doesn't have a serial console so I can't be sure).

> Time to update to 1.6.2 and see what happens?

That's unlikely to cure the problem, I'm afraid. 

Cheers, Steve